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Better Lives with Care.Wallet: Schizophrenia in Canada

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves. Those afflicted often feel they have lost touch with reality which causes significant anxiety for the individual, their family, and friends. Schizophrenia may result in one or a combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disoriented thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning. According to the Canadian Minister of Health, 1% of the population has schizophrenia and 30% of those cases are detected between the ages of 20 to 34 years old. Schizophrenia also places a substantial financial burden on individuals with the illness, members of their family and the health care system.

People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment. The severity, duration, and frequency of these symptoms can cause social and occupational challenges. Treatment with medications and psychosocial therapy can help manage the condition. Patients with schizophrenia will need doctors, specialists, changing medications and, in some cases, hospitalization. For a family member, communicating care across multiple networks and specialists can be incredibly challenging.

Solve.Care created Care.Wallet to make managing care easier than ever. With Care.Wallet, the patient and the doctor, together with the family can be connected and work together in a Care.Circles. Care.Circles will allow a patient to share data with those that need to be involved in their treatment and make it possible to authorize trusted loved ones to remotely manage care coordination on their behalf. These tools will reduce the burden of care by making it easier to find everything you need in one place.

Schizophrenia patients can require many regular appointments from physicians and specialists. Care.Wallet will be able to make this much easier for families to manage. With Global Telehealth Exchange built into our platform, patients will access their primary care physician or psychiatrist right from their phone. Appointments in the hospital can also be made to include non-emergency medical transportation. Access to care has never been easier!

Healthcare is a group effort made by a lot of incredible people and Solve.Care works to bring them all together.

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